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How To Fix Parameter is Incorrect Error Message When Adding Disk to Windows Cluster

Introduction So there you are adding a new drive to a folder on a mounted drive on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 R2 Clustered SQL server and during the format and assigning of the disk to the folder of the mount drive a big error pops up stating Parameter is Incorrect. And you are now dead in the water, or at least you think. We’ll all is not lost, there is a solution! You will encounter... read more

How To Run Group Policy Editor on a Remote Windows Server

Introduction As a Windows Administrator we are always trying to minimize our effort to get our work done. Remote connectivity is always a great tool and save us valuable time when maintaining large amounts of servers. In this post we will cover the task of editing the Local group policy on a remote server. How To Do It Really it is pretty simple, the main thing to remember is the servers need to be on the... read more

How To Install Failover Clustering with PowerShell

Introduction In this post we will cover some more automation with PowerShell and in automating installing Failover Cluster features with PowerShell on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2. We will cover the commands available to install the features needed that can be run individually and also a simple script to install the features and log the results. So what are the features available to install... read more

How To Create SYMLINK’s on Windows 2012 R2 Server Using mklink

Introduction In this post we will expand more on creating symlink’s to directories and files on a Windows 2012 R2 server using mklink command. This post builds on a previous post on mounting NFS exports on Windows server 2012 R2. Process So we have an NFS mount, and now we would like to create a symlink to a sub-directory in the export and also to a sub-directory on a local drive on the Windows... read more

How To Restart or Stop Microsoft AntiMalware Service MsMpEng

Introduction Microsoft AntiMalware Service (MsMpEng.exe) is Microsoft’s free AntiVirus solution. The service cannot be stopped and has to be forced to stop. You may want to do this in cases where you need to install a product being blocked or some other reasons. The service is also referred to as MsMpEng.exe. AIn this post we will discuss how to do this using psexec and procexp (Process Explorer).... read more

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